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  WTTG    Fox 5 News at Ten    News  News/Business. New.  

    September 23, 2010
    10:00 - 11:00pm EDT  

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this is fox 5 news at 10:00. a raging fire destroys not one, but three homes. tonight we're live in the neighborhood learning more about what helped fuel the destructive flames. police versus rioting
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inmates, this is a training exercise that the public rarely gets to see. tonight we're checking out the weapons and the tactics used during a prison riot. caught on camera, auto workers drinking beer and smoking what appears to be pot on their lunch break. it didn't happen just once. the exclusive investigation that's ignited a scandal. we'll begin with that massive fire. thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm brian bolt near and i'm shawn yancy. the flames broke out in one house and spread through parts of that manassas neighborhood within a matter of minutes. fox 5's bob barnard is there tonight on the still dropping story. >> reporter: this fire still smoldering seven hours later. you can see fire crews putting water on some hotspots. in the middle the house that was there is gone. on either side two others destroyed. take a look at this thing from the air. sky fox above the raging infernos around 4:00, three homes up in flames, but the scores of firefighters called
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to the scene, it's a losing battle for them. later from the ground the 8300 block of tillett loop in manassas looks like something here exploded destroying those three homes, the heat damaging several others. >> when there's that much fire, you need a lot of water, hoses and personnel to patrol it. >> reporter: this house was barely spared. >> looks crazy, like a war. thank god, nobody got hurt. >> reporter: two people did suffer minor injuries, one woman hospitalized from the shock of seeing this, her home basically destroyed. this is her husband. >> we feel bad, but we got outside everybody. >> reporter: investigators believe the fire started in the middle house, then quickly spread both directions. >> the radiant heat and the wind drove the fire from one building to the next. >> reporter: and too quickly for the homeowners to do anything. >> all the memories, everything is destroyed, everything. they couldn't save anything. >> it's a bad one.
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it's a bad one and it's going to affect people's lives for a while. >> reporter: the manassas mayor and other city officials stunned like everybody else. >> obviously we're looking to find out what the impact is going to be and what the cause was. >> reporter: investigators from the federal government have been called in to assist hoping to know in the coming hours exactly what happened here. joining me live here is chief frank tivan, the manassas city fire marshal and we see firefighters seven hours later still putting water on this and you see the house where you believe the fire started in the middle gone. how do you attack that to find the origin and the cause of this fire? >> there is a scientific way to do fire investigation. luckily in this case we have a lot of eyewitness accounts, some home video and photographs and also accounts from the people that lived in the house. so we're able to piece all that
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together along with the way that the houses have burn and come up with a relatively high confidence of the cause. >> reporter: whether it's an accident or something else? >> right. >> reporter: what if that was an appliance or, something would you be able to tell yeah, that was the water heater or air conditioning unit if everything is destroyed? >> sometimes you can. we have had fires like that. unfortunately the scientific way that we look at it is going from leaf burns to more burns zeroing in on different types of things that could cause a fire like you said, electrical, gas or something like that actually sending at mine out to a lab to have it an -- the appliance out to a lab to have it analyzed. there is a science to it. >> reporter: we're told tonight that as many as 16 people from these three homes were destroyed and the couple around them are having to stay somewhere else tonight. >> i'm just curious, i know that this investigation is just getting started. any idea if those homes had sprinkler systems in them?
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>> reporter: well, these are fairly new homes. we're fairly confident that they had them. whether they were in working order, i'm not sure about the sprinklers, definitely smoke alarms. i don't know about any sprinklers in these houses, but smoke alarms, they are new homes, but when they're destroyed like that, it's going take some work to figure out whether those smoke alarms were working, although we don't believe anyone was in any of the homes except a couple that were nearby that are scorched. there's no word on what started a fire that killed a virginia mother and her two children. al llie around son saved three of her kids as their -- anderson saved three of her kids as their home burned yesterday. she went back for her youngest son but could not get him out. the fire was too intense. we are following breaking news tonight out of virginia. for the first time in nearly 100 years a woman has been executed in the commonwealth. it happened less than an hour ago in greensville correctional
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center in jarrett. fox 5's roby chavez joins us live with the latest. >> reporter: details are just coming into the newsroom from greenville correction center in jarrett. 41-year-old teresa lewis was put to death by lethal injection at 9:13 tonight with her victims' families watching. lewis was convicted for plotting the murders of her husband and stepson just to collect money from insurance back in 2002. lewis pled guilty, but her legal team questioned her competence because of her low iq. now moments ago witnesses stepped outside to talk about her final moments. corrections officials say she entered on her own and was apologetic to the victim's sister. witnesses say she looked frightened. >> the execution of teresa lewis has been carried out in the manner as prescribed by the laws of the commonwealth of virginia. death was pronounced at 9:13 p.m. there were no complications. ms. lewis did make a last statement. she said i just want kathy to know i love her and i'm very
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sorry. >> when theresa entered the death chamber, she looked quite scared. she looked a little nervous. she did look clear headed, clear minded. >> reporter: tonight the machinery of death in virginia extinguished the beautiful childlike and loving human spirit of teresa lewis. >> reporter: now lewis is the 12th woman executed in the united states since the death penalty resumed back in 1976. the last woman to die in virginia was 17-year-old virginia christian. she was put to death in the electric chair in 1912. brian. the other big story we're following tonight, an arrest in a murder case that outraged the district. a man gunned down while riding his bike home from work through sherman circle. neil godleski's death was unsolved until now. police believe they have the killer. fox 5's roz plater is live at the scene with more on this story. >> reporter: prosecutors say
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the suspected triggerman in this case was just 16 years old at the time, no stranger to police and linked to a gang. tonight the victim's friends and the folks who live in this neighborhood say they are relieved to hear he is off the streets. it was a killing that stunned the neighborhood, 31-year-old neil godleski gunned down last month at sherman circle riding now police have arrested a suspect who was charged with his murder. denise richards is godleski's friend and neighbor. >> i'm glad they got them. it's bringing a lot of closure to a lot of us that really liked neil. so thank you. thank you, lord, thank you, police, thank you, everybody, who helped catch this guy. it was just a blessing. >> reporter: according to court document, the crime happened just after midnight august 22nd. investigators say then 16-year- old eric foreman shot godleski in an attempted robbery. when the victim fell off his bike, foreman walked over and fired two more shots at close
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range killing him. turns out the same weapon had been used in another shooting earlier that evening just a few blocks away. the documents say the alleged shooter in that case was foreman's fellow gang member. the shooting shook up the community. ernesto furman, a biker who lives a few blocks away, says shortly after he decided he had to move. >> i had to bike at night like around 1:00 in the morning coming up from dupont circle all the way up here and i'm pretty scared. >> reporter: police feared this would be a difficult case to close, but the cooperation they got from the community made the difference. a community outrage at the crime. >> not that there's a single homicide that occurs in this city that is not extremely disturbing and vicious, but i would have to agree that the circumstances in this case are even more disturbing. >> reporter: the suspect in this case is being charged as an adult and being held until his next court appearance, which is october 15th. we should tell you neil
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godleski was a student at catholic university. on saturday afternoon his friends and family are holding a memorial mass for him there. >> thank you. no decision in today's high stakes meeting between the presumptive next mayor of d.c. and the school's chancellor. vincent gray and michelle rhee met for more than an hour. rhee was a staunch supporter of mayor adrian fenty in the election. fox 5's jennifer davis has details. >> reporter: michelle rhee was quiet walking into the meeting at high noon with d.c. council chair vincent gray and if the two squared off behind closed doors, they decided not to talk about it. after the meeting a serious looking rhee looked on but let gray do all the talking. >> the chancellor and i just finished what i think was a very productive meeting. i think one of the things we both fervently agree upon is we want the best for our kids. >> reporter: gray says this was more of a philosophical discussion about public schools in general. he says nothing was discussed
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about rhee's future with the school system. >> we will have those conversations in a later discussion, but we did not talk about chancellor rhee staying or going. we talked about the state of education in the city. >> reporter: dispute repeated questions from reporters, rhee stayed mum inside and outside the wilson building. >> not making any comments, just the comments that the chairman pay. >> reporter: gray did say no personnel decisions will be made until after the general election. parents we spoke with are divided over whether or not they want a quick answer about rhee's future or if they're willing to give officials time to figure this out. >> i would like to know asap if she's going to remain with the school system or if she's going to leave. i think it's important for people to move on with their lives and that the children can go on. >> i know that the chancellor made some statements during the campaign that might have made it seem like a foregone conclusion that she was not going to stick around. so maybe they are finding a way to continue to work together, which i think would be great.
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>> reporter: jennifer davis, fox 5 news. inmates rioting in prison, it's a worst case scenario that every detention center prepares for. tonight we're getting a rare look at the realistic training done in one local county from the weapons to the tactics. we go inside the action next. the government spent a lot of money bailing you guys out and you are coming out here on your lunch break drinking like this? chrysler auto workers caught on camera drinking beer and apparently smoking pot all while on their lunch break. the investigation that's rocked the automaker. >> first full day of fall for us, but it still feels like summer out there. we may be challenging records tomorrow. get ready for a hot end to the workweek and a detailed look at your weekend forecast coming up a bit later on fox 5 news at 10:00. a
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again
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tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. the man police think named the preppy burglar under arrest tonight thanks to this surveillance video. the fact that you can clearly
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see his face. it shows the suspect knocking on the door of a house in highland, maryland, on the 14th. then he went around the back, got in, stole electronics other good. police arrested 30-year-old jeremy hall at his home in silver spring today after receiving a tip from someone who recognized him. how do member of law enforcement prepare themselves in the event of a prison riot? the fairfax county sheriff's office went through the ordeal preparing for the worst earlier today and tonight we're getting a firsthand look at how they handled prisoners during a chaotic situation. fox 5's wisdom martin has the story. >> let's go. >> reporter: this is the worst case scenario at the fairfax detention center. >> let's go downstairs. >> reporter: jail inmates have taken over the block. >> i got you. >> reporter: the emergency response team has to shut down the riot. >> this is as close as we can get to real life training without it actually going real life. >> reporter: it's actually training exercise for nine new
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recruits. these are not really inmates. they are actually members of the sheriff's office playing the role of prisoners. sergeant george wright is an original member of the team created back in 1995. >> it's our job to restore order, get things back to normal operation, make sure everybody is safe and sound. >> reporter: in this particular situation the inmates have taken mattresses out of their cells and tossed them around, poured water all over the floor and barricaded the doors. their weapons? bars of soap and rolls of toilet paper. >> our role players today are other members of the team and they know most of the tricks. the tricks can be anywhere from barricading the doors to tying sheets to running around trying to grab the shields from these guys. >> reporter: the objective is to stick together and get the inmates back in their cells in the midst of chaos. >> you got to be prepared and know how to use the force options available to you. >> reporter: shields, helmets, pepper ball launches. >> it can be pretty chaotic.
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the team has been going through training this whole week and this is kind of a practical keller size for them. >> reporter: at the end of the -- exercise for them. >> reporter: at the end of the disturbance the students have to take down an unruly inmate in a cell extraction. there has never been a prison uprising like this, but they say it's always best to be ready just in case. wisdom martin, fox 5 news. now to a consumer alert that could affect your baby. similac is recalling 5 million cans of powdered infant formula because of possible insect contamination. the company said the products may contain small beetles or la have a which could cause stomach aches or digest -- or rarvae which could cause stomach aches or digestion problems. go to www.myfoxdc.com and click recalls under our money tab. every year tens of thousands of student athletes suffer concussions which often go undiagnosed and untreated.
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now lawmakers on the hill are tackling the problem. fox 5's sherri ly has the details. >> reporter: with every jolt, every blow is the risk of concussion and every concussion a student athlete gets is brain damage. >> i've started forgetting things. the headaches and the concentration definitely. >> reporter: allison chang, a senior from centennial high school in ellicott city testified at a house hearing about the concussion that sidelined her. the house education and labor committee is considering legislation mandating protections for student athletes. dr. stanley herring, the team physician for the nfl seattle seahawks, says younger athletes are even more susceptible. >> there is currently no headband, no mouth guard, no helmet that means that your child will not be concuss sieve. >> reporter: the proposal requires any student suspected of sustaining a concussion be removed from a game, prevented from returning to play that day
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and not until evaluated and cleared by a doctor. it's being done in howard county. >> they'll need to pay more attention to it and more kids won't fall through the cracks like i did. >> reporter: owen thomas, a football player for the university of pennsylvania never had a diagnosed concussion, but after his death doctors discovered he had the beginnings of a chronic brain disease. >> this head contact, all these things in the end cost him his life and i don't think he -- well, he didn't. he had no idea. >> reporter: doctors say concussions are not just a football problem and not just men. >> every year there's someone who plays girls socker who has gotten a concussion. >> reporter: in fact, women suffer concussions at a higher rate. coming up, major loss for the nationals, the top executives stemming down and what it means -- stepping down and what it means for the team coming up next. recognize this guy?
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n right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better.
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the washington nationals won on the field tonight. off the field the team is suffering a major loss. >> the top exec in the organization is stepping down. sports director daye feldman is here with more on this decision. >> -- daye feldman is here with more on this decision. >> castin announced today his last day will be next wednesday, the final home game of the season in. may, 2007castin was part of a group led by ted learner picked by major league baseball to buy the nats. he made -- kasten made a commitment to stay with the team five years and now it's time to move on. after speculation how he was forced out or speculation that he was displeased how the organization was run, kasten said, "this is what's good for me, my family and my own personal expectations, goals,
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aspirations, purely that and nothing else. leaving here, will i miss things? you bet. things that, there will be a lot of things that i miss." as for the team reaction. >> it means that we've lost a two time executive of the year in his career and a long time player executive and a guy who has run an organization, but he certainly has, like i said, laid the foundation for success here in washington and we're just going to continue where we're at. >> the nats are headed toward a third consecutive last place finish in the nl east and their attendance ranks 14 out of 16 in the national league. shawn. >> thank you. some auto workers using their lunch break to catch a buzz. coming up next the investigation that exposed several chrysler employees chugging beer before heading back to the assembly line. also ahead are you paying too much for your power? well, you might be if you haven't shopped around. coming up on fox 5 we'll show you how to do it. ssllceusme]
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you're watching fox 5 news at 10:00. detroit auto workers caught on camera chugging beer and apparently smoking pot in a public park on their lunch break and then heading back to work on chrysler's assembly line. our sister station in detroit filmed the group day after day over the course of two months. >> wait until you see what happened when a news crew busted them. we have the story. >> reporter: there ain't no party like a detroit party and the party in this park is off the hook, drinking, smoking, getting a quick buzz because this party's not an all
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nighter. in fact, it's not even noon yet. >> hey, guys. hate to be a buzz kill, but shouldn't you guys be building cars? you know, the government spent a lot of money bailing you guys out and you're coming out here on your lunch break drinking like this? this is chrysler's jefferson north assembly plant. more than 3 million square feet of factory, 2,833 well paid union auto workers pass through these gates. inside they build one of the crown jewels of the chrysler line, the 2011 jeep grand cherokee. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: less than two months ago president barack obama himself stood on the floor of the jefferson north plant and spoke to a cheering crowd of workers. who wouldn't applaud the man who signed off on more than $6 billion of government money to save their jobs. >> and i want all of you to know i will bet on the american
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worker any day of the week. [ cheering and applause ] >> and i have confidence in the american worker. i have confidence in you. i have confidence in this united states. >> reporter: yup, this place is still here because of our tax money, a giant bailout. man, you think of the president of the united states stopping by your work to give you a pep talk, you'd be inspired to do more, to be more, to build more, but drink more? we got a tip that some chrysler workers were using their lunch break to catch a buzz. so we started following them just five days after president obama's visit and caught them day after day hitting up the party store, then hitting the public park to pound beers. oh, and did i mention a little smoking? the day shift at jefferson north starts at 6 a.m. at 11:00 there's a half hour lunch break. the partiers have just enough time to head up to the liquor
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store, drive about a mile to the park, consume for 10 minutes and get back to the plant in time to work the last three hours of their shift. tuesday, september 14th, 10:57 a.m. here comes our crew out for break. now at the party store 11:07 getting in the coolers for some liquid refreshment. these guys are team players. check out this hand-off. he drinks that quart of beer and adds a king can as he waits in the check-outline. this guy's got his hands full, too. looks like he was buying one for his buddy in the minivan. it's 11:09 and the party's started. these dudes join the bash latchet 11. a minute later here comes the big -- at 11:11. a minute later here comes the big five crew. last but not least these guys show up at 11:15. they brought their a game. this dude takes a hit, takes a swig, another drag, then slugs
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on a mini bottle. the party breaks up at 11:22 and by 11:25 everybody's back at the factory on time. wouldn't want to be written up for being late and remember, we saw this day after day after day. in fact, every day we went to the park during lunch people were there partying. finally last friday we'd seen enough. hey, guys, hate to be a buzz kill, but shouldn't ask you guys be building cars? don't you guys work out at the chrysler factory? you know, the government spent a lot of money bailing you guys out and you coming out here on your lunch break drinking like this? where you guys going, man? you going to go build some cars now after you had a few beers? in detroit rob wolchak, fox news.
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>> chrysler is responding tonight. the senior vice president from manufacturing says, "i'm very, very disturbed and i want to make it clear that we at chrysler take it very seriously. for us this behavior is totally unacceptable and will be dealt with swiftly." the united auto workers union also issued a statement saying in part the uaw strongly opposes the use of controlled substances or alcohol use on the job. the employees involved in this situation do not represent the vast majority of workers at chrysler. chrysler says several of the workers in that video there have already been identified and suspended indefinitely without pay. first it was glenn beck versus reverend al sharpton. now it's jon stewart and stephen colbert and wait until you hear how many people may be coming to their rallies. cutting your power bill might be as easy as making a phone call coming up next. katy perry booted off sesame street, find out why the singer's duet with elmo who by the way is pantsless is getting
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cut from the show. first some trouble for a diabetes med. neil cavuto has that and more in -- medicine. neil cavuto has that and more in your business report. >> more hits to the labor market, bristol-myers squibb cutting 850 jobs handing out the pink slip over the next six months. weekly jobless claims, 12,000 more americans filing for unemployment checks, around 4 1/2 million people continuing to get jobless benefits. the dow dropping almost 77 points, nasdaq and s&p losing ground. meantime sales of preowned homes are rising 7.6% in august from month the before, but sales compared to last august falling almost 20% when mortgage rates were actually a lot higher and some trouble for diabetes medicine. the food and drug administration restricting use of avandia here in america. studies show that the drug used to treat type 2 diabetes might increase the risk of heart attack. that's business. i'm neil cavuto. 
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60,000, that's the number of people expected to show up for jon stewart and stephen colbert, their rallies on the national mall. originally 25,000 were expected to come out and hear the comedy central host. the permit with the national park police which still needs approval lists that expected attendance number. if all goes as planned, stewart's rally to restore sanity and colbert's march to keep fear alive are manned for october 30th. -- planned for october 30th. your kids won't get a chance to see this segment of katy perry performing with elmo on sesame street because it's been yanked. the clip made it to youtube and that's when the complaints about perry's dress being too
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revealing started. we do have a link to the elmo clip on www.myfoxdc.com. coming up on the news edge at 11:00 hundreds of millions of dollars just waiting to be spent in virginia. an audit found the extra cash and a lot of it is headed to our area to help improve your commute. we're staying on top of that massive fire that destroyed three houses in manassas today, a live report from the scene. and the pastor of that georgia megachurch accused of sexually abusing young boys is responding to the allegations, that and more on the news edge at 11:00.
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looks like record breaking heat to end the week, but i also spot a cooldown in your weekend forecast. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation.
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when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. facebook back up after crashing for a second day in a row. many of the 500 million users couldn't access the site for hours today. same problem happened yesterday. facebook gives the same what caused the problem that it was experiencing site issues. cutting your power bill could be as easy as making a
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phone call. since deregulation customers in maryland and the district can shop around for power providers, but many have been hesitant to do that. fox 5 money reporter melanie alnwick has more on how you can compare and save money. >> reporter: if you live in maryland or d.c., sooner or later you'll get one of these. it's an offer to change your power provider, making the switch not as challenging as it might seem. >> there's really nothing to be uncomfortable about. >> reporter: russell lacey is the president of electric advisors, a licensed energy broker. his company helps businesses and homeowners lower their electric bills. >> in some cases we've been able to drop business' electricity costs by close to 20%. >> reporter: power comes from many sources, wind, comb, nuclear. power plants -- coal, nuclear. power plants generate the power and transmit it to your utility company. that makes up the generation and transmission charges on your bill. add those two together and start comparing rates.
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>> it's my belief anybody in the state of maryland and washington d.c. who is not with a third-party provider is throwing away money. >> reporter: take pepco, for example. its standard rate for generation and transmission will be 10.4 cents per kilowatt hour starting october 1st. summer rates are higher, but if you choose a different supplier, your rate could be a few cents lower and when you're using thousands of kilowatt hours, it does add up. >> 1.4 times 1,200 is roughly $17 for that particular month. >> reporter: pepco's website will give you a list of the supplier choices in maryland and the district. >> it's at some level just simple math, who has the lowest cost per kilowatt hour. >> reporter: does the advertised rate include generation and transmission? is it fixed or variable? what are the terms of the contract and penalties for consolation are the questions you need to ask. your utility company will continue to service your line, read your meter and bill you. you'll still get their charges for distribution and taxes. >> the only thing that will change is lowering your cost of
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the kilowatt hours, lowering your cost of electricity. >> reporter: the power to deal is in your hands. melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. >> one more tip here. you'll also want to find out if your contract renews automatically and for virginia viewers we didn't mention you because electricity is not deregulated yet in the commonwealth. another day i'm assuming in the 90s. >> oh, yeah. >> i feel like i should have direct deposit to bg and e for my electricity bill this whole summer and winter. >> it was nice to turn it off, but i had to turn it back on. >> you might as well leave it on through tomorrow. today was our 65th day at or above 90 this year. we only need one more to tie the record of all time days at or above 90 for a year. >> we can do it. >> i think we'll have one more, but we've got cooler weather. hang in there. tomorrow is the last of unseasonably warm broiler heat for us in d.c. humidity has climbed a bit tonight, but we
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aren't see seeing anything on radar. we had one -- aren't seeing anything on radar. we had one or two stray showers which have all dissipated. we did get up into the low 90s again, tied a record 93, dulles 93. a lot of these record may be tied or broken again tomorrow -- records may be tied or broken again tomorrow because we think it will be 94 or 95 degrees and some nights are pretty mild, still 80 one degrees in the district, 70 -- 81 degrees in the district, 77 fredericksburg, yet it's not your imagination. it was in the low 40s a few nights ago and the kids were freezing in morning. this will not be one of the cold nights, even up to our north. the cool front that stalled to our north has pushed way up to the north and now we will wait until saturday morning before we get some significantly cooler air trying to push through the region and we'll feel it on sunday. satellite and radar not showing anything around the region tonight, a couple clouds here and there. here come the next front. it looks real impressive with its rain and that's rain that
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we badly need in d.c., but would you know? as this continues coming across the country, it looks like a lot of that moisture will dry up, but don't give up yet. i know gardeners want the rain, farmers need the rain and allergy sufferers need to us get it out of here. i have some in the forecast especially monday and tuesday. we had a couple spotty showers and storms but they are gone now, a mild night for us dropping to 71 degrees. record heat with a question mark? very doable for us tomorrow. the record is 94 at reagan. we will probably hit that and, that. , could break it. so a hot sunny end to the week to us, but i also think it will be a dre day. we don't have a trigger because the -- dry day. we don't have a trigger because the front won't come until saturday morning. noon will be 90 and 4:00 94 degrees. watch the front come marching on in saturday morning at 8 a.m. could there be a spotty shower? maybe, but it's really not
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looking very good. a little skinny band of clouds will go by. that will be the heeding edge of cooler air. it heads -- leading edge of our cooler air. it heads down to our south, might produce a couple showers around southern maryland by 6:00 saturday. then the cooler air comes in and we really feel that sunday when we drop to the mid-70s. right now sunday looks dry. the weekend forecast has been somewhat complicated by a cut- off area of low pressure. it's been removed from the jet stream so there's not a lot of steering. we believe that cut-off low will eventually come around the bend and bring us some showers monday and tuesday, but for the weekend right now it's appearing as though that cut- off low will stay down to our south. that means your weekend 85 degrees on saturday. the cool stuff gets in here sunday and maybe a spotty shower around town on saturday as front crosses, but it's not going to be a lot of rain. 85 degrees for us. we talked about the weekend with the second half being cooler. finally the feel of fall, but what we could use are some fall showers and i think those will
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happen for us monday and tuesday. something i didn't talk about in this weather forecast is our newest tropical storm. it is matthew. it's much closer than the caribbean. could have an impact on the u.s. i'll show you the new track on matthew in a few minutes. next week we may have to deal with it. >> thank you. she also didn't talk about snow, but here we go. virginia and d.c. still recovering from last winter's snowstorms. fema announced today it will give the commonwealth more than $6 million to pay for clean-up and emergency expenses stemming the storm the week before christmas. the fema money will cover about 75% of the expenses from that storm. the district will receive more than $2 million to help r costs from that storm and a storm -- recover costs from that storm and a storm in february. know your opponent brought to you by mcdonald's. >> it is thursday night which means it's time for your weekly installment of know your opponent. >> feldy takes on adam carriker, a first round pick of the rams in his first year with
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the redskins. >> he's a good guy, a big guy, 6' 6, 3 hup 15-pound from the pacific northwest -- 315 pounds from the pacific northwest and spent some quality time in st. louis for a little thing we like to call know your opponent. >> it's time for another exciting episode of know your opponent. now here's your host, dave feldman. >> know your opponent with big adam carriker who spent three years in st. louis. >> yup. >> reporter: fond memories? >> some of them. >> reporter: okay. any you want to share? >> i mean we used to have some good times and made some good friends. >> reporter: you ready? >> yes. >> reporter: the st. louis arch is also called the what? >> gateway to the west. >> reporter: that's correct. that was way too easy? >> wasn't too easy. build up to it. >> reporter: no cheating. what former rams star running back was elected to the pro bowl, won rookie of the year and nfl player of the year during his rookie season 1983? >> eric dickerson. >> reporter: i need to make
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these tougher? >> no. i was thinking for a second. >> reporter: '83, were you born then? >> i was born in '84. >> reporter: so do you remember that one year before you were born? >> clearly. >> reporter: what former st. louis ram attended high school in cleveland, lettered in football and basketball and won two state titles in basketball? >> london fletcher. >> reporter: that's correct. what former rams quarterback was called chrissy by jim roan on espn? >> chris? >> kurt warner? i have no clue. >> reporter: jim everett. he once called his chrissy everett in a famous clip because he was saying chrissy everett and he challenged him. do you remember that clip? >> i have no idea. >> reporter: do you remember jim everett? >> kind of. >> reporter: last question. i just need two of the famous four fearsome foursome. >> yeah. deacon jones is. >> reporter: you got one.
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>> i'm thinking of the tall white guy. don't know his name. >> reporter: he was in the movies. >> i can't think of any of the other. i just know deacon jones because he came and talked to us when we were there. >> reporter: merlin olson. that's the guy you were trying to think of? >> yeah. >> reporter: merlin olson, deacon jones, lamar lundy and rosy greer. >> i knew the first two, want the last two. >> reporter: did pretty -- not the last two. >> reporter: you did pretty well. i think you were 3-5, very respectable. thanks for playing know your opponent. >> thank you very much. >> i love that set. you go you did pretty well and he said yeah, i'm impressed. i thought he was going 0-5. good for adam. he's a good sport and it just goes to show you how young these guys are now. fearsome foursome which were a legend. >> '84 he was born. >> that's about the time i was born. >> '84? >> yeah. >> you look marvelous. coming up next this small
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 this fox 5 program brought to you by kia motors. fairly new to the u.s. making their mark, talking about sink bugs. maybe you've seen them buzzing or flying around your house. they won't hurt you but they are a headache for homeowners and a nightmare for farmers. here's beth parker with a lesson on stink bugs. >> reporter: at his office in urbana, maryland, brian duncan has this funny feeling that somebody is watching. >> it's kind of creepy to be quite honest with you. >> reporter: it's the brown marmaladed stink bug peeking through the blinds and eyeing up the pen collection. most are on the outside looking in. >> we get all kind of bugs, okay? but this is the first time we've ever seen thousands of
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bugs of any kind. >> reporter: now the bathroom marmaladed stink bug is a nab of china -- the brown marmaladed stink bug is a native of china first spotted in the u.s. in the mid-1990's in allentown, pennsylvania. this is the worst year so far in the mid-atlantic, these stink bugs with the striped antenna sucking the juice from farmers' crops and invading homes and businesses. frankly, they've lost count. >> they seem to congregate in the corners and they just buzz around and annoy people as they're walking up the aisle. >> reporter: sue snyder works at tyler donnigan, a real estate and property management company. >> you can't stand still too long around here. >> reporter: they are hearing the buzz and hearing from clients. when we asked exterminators whether to spray for stink bugs, they told us what they told sue. >> it's really not going do any good. >> reporter: this unwanted guest is searching for a way